In the past, I’ve been very open regarding Ryder’s difficulties in school. It took quite a bit of time, years in fact, to determine his needs and find the school to pair with him. Currently, in his second year at his new school, I am happy to report he’s flourishing. Coming off those years of hyper alertness when it comes to academics for Ryder, we started to notice Siella struggling with reading last year. Waisting no time, I immediately sought out help for her!
In first grade, she started with a tutor once a week, but with the end of the school year approaching, we felt that she would need more of a structured program to help her learn, as she transitioned into second grade where you really start reading to learn, rather than just learning to read. My research led me to Fit Learning. The Fit Learning Model has been researched and developed over the last 20 years, and by combining the latest in behavioral and cognitive sciences, it offers a program that transforms children as learners, and has yielded 1 year’s growth in 40 hours. I’m not going to lie, I was pretty intrigued following a phone conversation with Dr. Kim, the founder who indicated Siella could improve in those same 40 hours of tutoring sessions. I took her to their facility for an evaluation, lasting about four hours, split into two hour sessions in the morning and afternoon. Surprisingly, Siella enjoyed the testing. During her lunch break, she eagerly shared what she did during her first two hours. This was a pretty good indication that she could benefit from the experience and tutor sessions may not be met with resistance, as in the past.
One week later, I received Siella’s test results from Dr Kim, when she explained the significance of each graph chart. Finally, I fully understood the areas in which Siella struggled. With this, I was excited to get her started with the program.
Fit Learning is committed to producing learners who are proficient, focused, fluent, agile, independent and above all, fun. They also focus on Cognitive Fitness which is the ability to learn, reason, remember, and adapt. By training cognitive muscles with highly structured, specialized practice opportunities in core learning areas, and incorporating new skills, little learners can alter the physical makeup of their brain. Cognitive Fitness training results in improved memory, heightened confidence, resistance to distractions and fatigue, and the ability to learn at a faster rate.The Fit Model isolates core academic skills and trains every student to fluency – rapid processing speed and measure of true mastery or proficiency. Moving your child to fluency in these critical areas through Cognitive Fitness training is essential for every learner. When Dr. Kim explained Cognitive Fitness to me, it made so much sense, as I see now how Ryder is learning the tools to combat his dyslexia in his new school.
Siella has now completed 34 hours of the Fit Learning program, and while observing one of her sessions last week, I was blown away by the way she completed tasks, and did so with a smile on her face. The Fit Learning sessions are a fast-paced, goal-oriented, high-energy instructional interaction and kids are meant to leave full of confidence and ready to tackle their worlds. Her teachers at school have even noted her improvements.
After each session you’ll child will earn points, and can cash them in for these prizes. Siella likes to save her points for big prizes! This is certainly one of her favorite things about Fit Learning!
Siella attends Fit Learning four hours a week (two 2 hour sessions). It’s definitely a commitment on all of our parts, but with the clear change in her behavior when it comes to simply picking up a book or tackling homework, I couldn’t be happier. If you have a child struggling with reading or math, I highly suggest you researching this one on one program. I can tell you first hand the Fit Learning method works!
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